Punjab Kings in IPL 2021
Punjab Kings in IPL 2021. Image Credits: Twitter

Veteran Indian spinner, Anil Kumble is a part of the expert panel that will provide in-depth coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 across 16 feeds, the digital broadcaster of IPL 2023 (Viacom 18).

When the former Indian Test skipper, Anil Kumble was asked about the undisputed G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) of the IPL till 15 seasons so far, Kumble even overlooked Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, and even Virat Kohli and instead chose Chris Gayle as GOAT.

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. Image Credits: Twitter

Anil Kumble picked legendary West Indies batter as IPL Goat-

There are plenty of them; it’s difficult to pick just one. I can certainly look back and say probably a Chris Gayle, someone who is larger than life. The way he came across as a player! What he brought to RCB and the way he sorts of changed the whole powerplay and the power he brought to batting,” said Ex- an Indian coach.

Gayle started his IPL career with KKR in 2009, he later joined RCB in 2011 as a replacement player and played for them until the 2017 edition. In 2018, he moved to Punjab and played for them till 2021. The left-handed batter scored a total of 4965 runs in his IPL career, which is the eighth-most by any batter to date, but still, he couldn’t lift the IPL title to date.

Along with Kumble, Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Robin Uthappa, RP Singh, Eoin Morgan, Parthiv Patel and Scott Styris are among the stars in the panel who will provide in-depth coverage of the 2023 IPL across 16 feeds.

Earlier, RCB retired the jersey numbers of their former players de Villiers and Gayle. The duo had been superstars of the lucrative IPL. The franchise honoured their two-star batter by inducting both into the RCB’s “Hall of Fame”.

RCB  hosted the’ unbox’ event on March 26, Sunday, at the Chinnaswamy stadium where Sonu Nigam and Jason Derulo performed the event. The Bangalore-based franchise also planned a full team practice session after the event with the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik participating in the event.

Whereas, IPL 2023 kicks off on March 31, while RCB will open their campaign in IPL 2023 on April 2 when they will lock horns against Mumbai Indians.

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